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Program Design for Soldiers

March 7, 2018

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Unfortunately for many soldiers, running, pushups, and sit-ups address endurance, but do little to train mobility and strength. To meet the demands of their work and help avoid overuse injuries, a training program for soldiers should include mobility, strength, and endurance components.

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Building Buy-In for Army Tactical Training at the Brigade Level

August 12, 2022

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This article gives a firsthand account of working in a few of the United States Army’s earlier human performance and injury reduction programs as a strength coach and active-duty physical therapist.

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Soldier Musculoskeletal Injuries, Risk Factors, and Recommendations

August 5, 2019

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Soldiers must be physically prepared to meet a broad range of challenges. This article is designed to help identify risks and discuss recommended strategies to implement in order to minimize those injury risks at the company, commander, and soldier level.

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Prescription Exercise Programming in Preparation for the Army Combat Fitness Test

February 24, 2023

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This article discusses the importance and impact a qualified fitness professional on the fitness and readiness of soldiers for the United States Army.

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The Metabolic “Pink Taxing” of Fitness Standards for Female Service Members

May 3, 2024

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This article will explore the concept of “pink taxing,” whereby females must expend more metabolic energy compared to their male counterparts to achieve the same scores in standard military fitness tests.

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The Army Combat Fitness Test – Redefining Physical Training for the United States Army

July 29, 2019

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This article describes the transition from the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) to the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), as well as the detailed events that make the ACFT.

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A Review of Musculoskeletal Injuries in the United States Army

April 27, 2015

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Despite best efforts, musculoskeletal injuries among active duty service members continue to be pervasive and on the rise. Tactical facilitators can each do their part as a member of one team to avoid the injuries that are preventable and to rehabilitate, recondition, and optimize performance in the ones that do occur and are treatable.

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TSAC Report 45 Research Review

February 1, 2017

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This article is the ninth in a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

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Tactical Solutions Roundtable Session – Preparing National Guard and Reserve Soldiers for the Army Combat Fitness Test

February 26, 2021

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From the virtual 2021 NSCA Coaches Conference, human performance specialists from the O2X Human Performance network discuss the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), including what it entails, how strength coaches can best prepare individuals for it, and the nutritional and mental demands of training for the test.

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Boots on the Ground: Strength and Conditioning in the United States Army – Lessons Learned from a Year Coaching Infantrymen

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John Mata writes about his experience as a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSAC-F®) and his opportunity to be part of a pilot program directed by United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM).

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